School of Nursing

Mission Statement

The mission of the UMass Lowell Solomont School of Nursing is to educate students, advance knowledge, and provide service to the university, the profession, and the community through excellence in the discovery, application, integration, and dissemination of knowledge. The school emphasizes health promotion needs of individuals, families, groups, and communities. The mission of the School of Nursing is in concert with the missions of the University of Massachusetts Lowell and the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences. We aim to provide an affordable education of high quality and to focus scholarship and public service on a global vision of health promotion. Our mission is operationalized in local, regional, national and global initiative.

Overview / Description

The UMass Lowell nursing program prepares a professional nurse who is a competent, beginning practitioner and has a foundation for graduate study. The goal of the undergraduate program in nursing at the University of Massachusetts Lowell is to prepare professional nurses who have the abilities to apply professional standards in a variety of settings serving diverse populations; to demonstrate knowledge of health promotion, advocacy, and health policy; and to participate as members of the nursing profession.

Graduates of the nursing program are prepared to function in a variety of health care settings such as hospitals, long term care facilities and nursing homes, schools and day care centers, visiting nurse associations, clients’ homes, community and mental health agencies, and work environments. Graduates are eligible to sit for the Board of Registration in Nursing’s NCLEX examination for licensure as a registered nurse.

The nursing program is approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing and is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120.

We invite you to browse the Solomont School of Nursing website or contact us via email or by telephone, or visit us in person at our offices in the Health and Social Sciences Building (HSS 200), South Campus.